The purpose of this handbook is to assist Army inventors in protecting their inventions. It is intended to answer simply and briefly the questions which Army inventors normally have concerning their inventions. The Intellectual Property Division is the office for the control, coordination, and liaison of all patent and related activities of the Department of the Army under the direction of The Judge Advocate General. Forms of intellectual property handled by this division include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and rights in technical data. The activities performed with respect to intellectual property include patent searching, patent prosecution (domestic and foreign), patent licensing, recordation of patent assignments and licenses granted to or by the Army, determination of intellectual property rights, infringement and procurement matters, litigation and international law matters relating to intellectual property.